aa.net.uk Broadband - Broadband you can work with

Skip to Navigation / Skip to Content

ADSL broadband service

RJ11 plugFor most of the UK we can offer ADSL based services. These use the phone line copper pair to connect back to a modem at the telephone exchange.

Most of the country can also get must newer VDSL services which uses the phone line copper pair to connect to a modem in the street cabinet, and hence provider faster service.


Marketing statement: The speed of the service depends on the distance from the exchange to your premises, the type and quality of cable, may depend on other factors such as local radio interference, and can change over time. Use the availability checker to get a forecast of the speed for your specific location.

Warning: The speed estimate is usually quite good, but this is an estimate and is also very much outside our control. In general lines get close to or more than the forecast. If we can identify that there is a fault causing a lower than expected speed we will work to rectify that fault. However, simply having a lower speed than you would like is not always a fault.

Technical statement: ADSL2+ technology can allow download speeds up to 24Mb/s. This equates to around 21Mb/s of IP throughput, under ideal conditions. It is important to realise that a line will not necessary reach these speeds, so please use the quote/checker to get an estimate. It is also important to realise that, regardless of the sync speed of your modem, the rate of a file transfer or speed test will also depend on many other factors, many of which are out of our control. Our aim is not to be the bottleneck and so provide a quality service at all times of day.


ADSL is available in almost all locations in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Island. Use the quote/checker to confirm what is available to you.


ADSL is offered as a wires only installation where an engineer goes to the exchange to connect service to your line but will not need to visit your premises. You will need a splitter and a suitable ADSL modem, or combined ADSL modem and router. The service allows, in most cases, PPP over ATM over ADSL or PPP using PPPoE over ATM over ADSL. You can buy a pre-configured ADSL modem/router with WiFi from us with your order if you wish. The ATM layer uses VPI/VCI 0/38.


We offer a range of tariffs, including packages for home users (Home::1) which allow usage from 200GB per month. You can change tariff any time you want at no cost, taking effect from your next billing month. If you do not use all of your quota in a billing month, half of the unused about is added to the next month as a quota bonus.